Welcome to the Daiwa Luvias 20 reel preview. The Daiwa Luvias range of reels has become quite synonymous with ultralight fishing over the past decade. For many anglers including weekend warriors, serious fishos and tournament anglers this reel has been a goto choice for bream and trout fishing. Lightweight stylish design and reasonable price point have seen the Luvias a favourite choice amongst many.  With a price point generally between $450 and $550 it is a reel aimed at anglers who looking for style, comfort and quality. For us, at FishingMad we enjoyed the sizes and lightweight design. 1000, 2004 and 2500 staple choices for our lightweight fishing. Feel free to have a look at our favourite bream lures and favourite trout lures which will work great with the new Luvias 20.

The last release of the Luvias was the 2015 range. With a lighter and stronger body and refined looks like. Japanese built and marketed as the standard in light tackle spinning reels. Backed with a 5-year warranty. Featuring Real Four Zaion Digigear II, Mag Seal Engine plate, Air Rotor,  ABS II Air Spool, Twistbuster II Airbail, ATD Real Stopper Infinite, Anti Reverse and Silent Oscillation. In January 2020 Daiwa has released a sneak peek vision of the new Luvias 20 range and the ability to go on a waiting list for its release.

What’s new Daiwa Luvias 20 reels.

Over the last 18 months, Daiwa has spent a tremendous amount of time on a technology called LT. LT meaning Light & Tough. Daiwa heavily marketing that their range of reels was significantly stronger and significantly lighter than previous reels. These were highlighted with the new range of Sol III reels, and others such as Cetrate and Aird. This LT technology has now been implemented into the already light and strong Luvias.

watch the Luvia 20 promo video from Daiwa here

Daiwa Luvias 20 specs

Model Bearings Capacity PE Drag Ratio Weight (g)
20 LUVIAS FC LT 1000D 9BB(3CRBB) PE 0.6-300m 5kg 5.1 150g
20 LUVIAS FC LT 2000D 9BB(3CRBB) PE 0.8-300m 5kg 5.1 150g
20 LUVIAS FC LT2500-XH 9BB(3CRBB) PE 0.8-200m 5kg 6.2 175g
20 LUVIAS LT2500D 9BB(4CRBB) PE 1.2-300m 10kg 5.2 175g
20 LUVIAS LT3000D-C 9BB(4CRBB) PE 1.2-300m 10kg 5.2 180g
20 LUVIAS LT 3000D 9BB(5CRBB) PE 1.5-300m 10kg 5.2 205g
20 LUVIAS LT 4000D-C 9BB(5CRBB) PE 2-300m 12kg 5.2 215g
20 LUVIAS FC LT2000S 9BB(3CRBB) PE 0.4-200m 5kg 5.1 150g
20 LUVIAS FC LT2500S 9BB(3CRBB) PE 0.6-200m 5kg 5.1 155g
20 LUVIAS FC LT2500S-XH 9BB(3CRBB) PE 0.6-200m 5kg 6.2 155g
20 LUVIAS LT 2500S-DH 9BB(4CRBB) PE 0.6- 200m 5kg 5.2 185g
20 LUVIAS LT 3000S-CXH 9BB(4CRBB) PE 0.8- 200m 10kg 6.2 180g

The Luvias 20 design

Must say our initial thoughts were the Daiwa Luvias 20 reel look quite plain. That Daiwa could have done more to make this reel more stylish and appealing. There is no doubt once you hold and use the reel you feel quality, you are excited by the lightweight but can’t help but feel a real opportunity was missed to make the reel not only sound in design but stylish.

The Luvias 20 features

LONG CAST ABS  20 Luvias features LC-ABS technology for the first time. LC-ABS increases the average flight distance of a cast by up to 5% using a modified spool lip design.

LT CONCEPT As discussed earlier the Luvias puts Light & Tough in a single package, Combining LT and Zaion x MQ.

MONOCOQUE – Zaion x MQ introduces two key technologies. Monocoque body design does not require the use of a body cover, replacing that with a screw-on engine plate. MQ design allows the creation of a smaller body whilst improving strength and creating more useable internal space for a larger diameter drive gear to be installed.

ZAION BODY– Combining MQ body technology with Daiwa’s Zaion material, 20 Luvias is the lightest and strongest it has ever been. Impervious to the harsh saltwater environment, Zaion’s carbon construction is markedly more rigid than the competition, resulting in less flex and ultimately a lighter rotation performance and longer-lasting smoothness.

ZAION x MQ – Blending two of Daiwa’s key reel technologies, 20 Luvias is born. Sophisticated, subtle and classy, 20 Luvias is true to the famous name which Daiwa fans have grown to love over its long and famous history.

Daiwa LT technology

Daiwa Luvias 20 price and availability

The new Daiwa Luvias reel is expected to have mainstream ream release around March 2020. Our initial thoughts are that the manufacturer will continue to honour the same price point for these reels and expect them to RRP around $399. Those details will be officially released soon and we will ensure that this page is updated accordingly.

Additions or corrections

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